I just received my building permit from San Mateo County for a US Tower
HDX-589. The County Building Dept. accepted the CA PE stamp and signature
on the front of the .pdf copy of the structural calculations package
provided by US Tower. I have heard of some jurisdictions requiring a
"wet-stamp" original signature, but mine was a copy of the original and
they accepted it. If your tower is a commercial design, you should be able
to obtain the manufacturer's PE structural package as part of their product.
US Tower said that if needed they could provide an original wet-stamped and
signed package for an additional charge, but San Mateo County did not
Good luck, I feel for you, because they never give you a complete list of
requirements when you apply. It seems as if they make up the rules as they
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry Gardner" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 2:44 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Bay Area Structural Engineer Needed
>I visited the county (Contra Costa, CA) building department this morning to
> inquire about a permit for my tower project. They require structural plans
> and drawings stamped by a licensed California PE.
> Does anyone know of a PE in the East Bay (Concord area) who can undertake
> this work (and not charge an arm and a leg)?
> 73, Jerry
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